Nelson and Tirsa Gaitán
Nicaragua

Nicaragua
Nelson and Tirsa Gaitán were born in Nicaragua. Both of their parents were pastors. During the Nicaraguan civil war in the mid 1980s, Nelson took refuge in the U.S. and met Tirsa, who was visiting the U.S. After the Gaitáns were married a year later, the Lord led them to the Open Bible Church in Pico Rivera, California. They began the INSTE program in 1990 and graduated from the Level Two in 1995.

The Gaitáns received Harvestime appointment with the Department of International Ministries and in February 2003 they returned to Nicaragua and began an Open Bible church in San Marcos. About 220 people now attend the church. They also have started an outreaches in Ochomogo, that is now a church. The U.S. M.O.V.E. construction team built a church there in 2012. The Gaitáns have started ministries in three other locations. In addition they conduct evangelism and humanitarian outreaches. They later will initiate the INSTE program in Open Bible, although 9 INSTE students from other denominations are now studying the program.

In February 2006 the M.O.V.E. (Men of Vision Evangelize) team consisting of 41 men built the first Open Bible Church in San Marcos. In 2008 the MOVE team returned to complete the second phase of the church building.

Nelson Gaitán serves as field director.